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presidency as his path to improve the economy. he claimed that the new government spending would not add to the alarming deficit that we already have. here is some of last night. >> nothing i'm proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. it is not a bigger government we need but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad based growth. [applause] martha: let's bring in stuart varney. stuart, what the president is proposing is it really paid for? it is hard to imagine how that could be. >> well the president is proposing a big increase in government spending. that's how he thinks we're going to get growth in the economy. he is basically saying that it is the private sector that has got to pay for it. there is a long list of items, martha. number one, he wants universal preschool. not a word how that would be paid for. that is a big new entitlement program. number two, $50 billion of road and bridge building. three, one billion dollars spent on 15 manufacturing hubs where up-and-coming manufacturing technology would be encouraged. a billion dollars th
, stuart? >> reporter: we'll see the president make a call for a robust presence of the government's presence in the economy. in three areas he will call for more spending, education, green energy and infrastructure. those are three key areas where the president wants to improve increased spending. it will rely on a mini stimulus program. he will rely on government spending to create jobs. this will be paid for with higher taxes on wealthy individuals, corporations and oil companies. this will be the aggressive pursuit of the economic policies put in place in the first four years. more government spending. martha: we saw a recent poll that showed 2-1 that people do not believe more spending is the route to economic recovery in this country. it got him reelected, these ideas about taxing oil companies and the rich more. but there is another question that has to do with reports of fraud and waste in the existing spending programs. the president's always said he would go after them with a scalpel to make sure the waste is gone. is that happening? >> reporter: the free cell phone syste
around the other night, right? >> he did and his solution is essentially spend more government money. he unveiled a long list of new spending programs. he called them investments but they are really spending government money, spend that money and that's the way he thinks we'll get this economy back into gear and to start growing again. but his solution basically, spend more bought money. martha: all right. stuart, thank you very much for that this morning. let's get a look at some other things that are impacting our economy this morning. go over to bill. bill: you think about the drag on the economy when this happens, martha. what we've done here, we've taken the national average last year at this time, starting on the 1st of january, up to mid-february where we are today, february 14th. this is a period of about, oh, 45 some odd days or so and you see the blue line here as we track the gas prices a year ago, and they really got high toward the middle part of february. well take our slide rule here and put this in motion. the green line now is 2013. you see we're under it, right? right t
to statements they posted online, the attack was retaliation against a shiite-led government for alleged crimes against sunni muslims. more than 100 people hurt in the homicide blasts. bill: we have a jam-packed hour straight ahead. the white house leaking the plan for immigration reform. why marco rubio says it is doa, it is dead on arrival and it does not help. we'll debate that in a moment. jamie? jamie: it also lit up the sky, sent a city into a panic. check this out. scientists say they have recovered the first fragments of the meteor that crashed into the planet but is that really what it was? bill: outrage high in the sky when a airline passenger is accused of slapping his toddler that wasn't even his own. now the little boy's mother is telling us why. >> his mouth was in my ear and he said it again, but even more hateful and he was in my face, so i pushed him away. that is when he slapped john. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome. but when i cook up some beef, ketchup, relish and cheese, cover it with crescent dough and pow! cheeseburger crescent casserole. double aweso
for the life of faith, in order to govern and proclaim the gospel both strength of mind and body are necessary. i have had to recognize my incapacity in order to fulfill the ministry entrusted to me. we are trying to read into this huge and surprising decision by pope benedict 16. i'm happy to be joined by joan lewis. joan, good morning. your reaction to this big news today. >> it's stunning, martha. it caught everyone, the cardinals, the press office director, the media, it caught all of us by surprise. but i worked for the vatican for 15 years, covered the pope, have covered the vatican of benedict xvi ever since. it's stunning but not surprising. he recognized and has said in interviews if his strength got to the point where he could not bear the burdens of the office he would resign. so he kept true to his word. and he saw how the church could suffer under a suffering pope. we saw the last month, years and days of john paul and his closest friend hen cardinal ratzinger now benedict saw what could happen when there was that kind of weakness. martha: obviously pope john paul ii made the oppo
waste, fraud and abuse in the government although it is significant to pay for universal pre-k for everyone. bill: do you think washington is okay with sequestration? let's do the cuts and see what happens as a result? let's see what happens on the 2nd of march? >> i think house republicans are okay with see questions operation. they have been campaigning for a while to cut spending this is the only plan on the table to cut spending. beauty they don't have to do anything. it will happen if they do nothing. bill: do you think that helps or hurts? how do you see that? >> i think it probably ultimately helps the republicans because i think the american people need to show you can cut washington and not have devastating impacts. the issue for republicans is, will they move forward with the continuing resolution pick a fight on obamacare which is much more unpopular than the sequestration. bill: so you think there is rewarded if the cuts happen, and there is no pack lash. >> they are loaning term. american people have short memories. by the time 2014 it is not republican's fault a
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